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By Serenity Gibbons, Forbes

Pregnancy isn’t exactly a contagious disease. However, you might not know that from the way society has treated working women. In defiance of this bias, Amy Nelson, founder of co-working network Riveter, recently used social media to buck the “hide the bump” trend among women who happen to be planning the birth of both a business and a baby.

Nelson received a raft of support for her willingness to pull back the curtain on the archaic notion that motherhood equates to boardroom uselessness. Despite the kudos for her in-your-face reality slap, many women who dream of rising up the corporate ladder or founding a company — whether or not they have an impending due date — remain less fortunate. Stories abound of female startup aspirants being shot down without a good reason.

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Originally posted on Women Presidents' Organization by Women Presidents' Organization.

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